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Tourists enjoy picturesque waterfall in Maharashtra

Updated: Jul 13, 2016 07:40 IST

Aurangabad, July 13 (ANI): Tourists have been thronging Maharashtra to enjoy the picturesque waterfall at the popular Ellora caves as the state receives good monsoon rains.

The waterfall at the Ellora caves in the recent drought-hit Aurangabad city has become a major tourist attraction since the monsoon has touched the state.

Heavy rains have lashed the Marathwada region of the state, leading to overflowing of the waterfall from the caves.

"It is for the first time that I have got an opportunity to watch such a beautiful waterfall here in Aurangabad. I had been waiting for this from a long time. It is good to be here. There is greenery all around. I have come here with my family. I am enjoying a lot," said a tourist.

Ellora caves are one of the major tourist attractions in Maharashtra. The caves represent the best example of Indian rock-cut architecture.

The monsoon arrived in India on June 8 and is likely to deliver 106 percent rainfall of a long-term average this year.

The monsoon season delivers about 70 per cent of India's annual rainfall. It is critical for the country's 263 million farmers because nearly half of their farmland lacks irrigation.

But it also causes devastating landslides, floods and water born diseases, as civic administrations often fail to cope with challenges posed by it.(ANI)